Monday, July 30, 2012

currently...

all four cousins in one place! all of them are thrilled, clearly

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LOVING: that as i'm typing this, norah is in my lap sucking on her reward for going pee-pee on the potty (a lollipop)! a few times a week, she will decide that she wants to use the potty and when she is successful, she gets a lollipop. we're still not persistent with potty training just because she is so young. i fear that if i push her, she'll end up taking steps backwards and we definitely do not want that! but as she gets closer to 2, i want to get more serious about training (if she is still showing the same interest or more). we'll have to figure out a new reward system because there is no way this kid is getting ten lollipops a day. i'm thinking maybe chocolate chips? what has worked for you?

READING: i'm in between books right now, but i was looking through my shelves and stopped on irresistable revolution by shane claiborne. i have read this book a zillion times but each time it just gets better and better. i think i might start my zillionth-and-one read tonight. :)

WATCHING: the olympics! i love watching most sports even though i don't really follow along during the individual seasons or know too much about the players. as a former athlete it's nice to watch and reminisce about the days of playing on a team. and this year, i love the p&g mom commercials so i have to watch just for them hehe! otherwise, mark and i have been watching weeds and breaking bad which both started their newest seasons this summer. i've been a weeds fan since it's beginning and i recently caught up on the past seasons of breaking bad on netflix. love them both! 

THINKING ABOUT: expanding our family. this is ALL me, mark doesn't want to have another one just yet. i don't either really, i just have baby fever BAD! a know a lot of pregnant women or women with newborns right now and i just can't help but dream of another little peanut of my own. but right now we just want to enjoy norah and life as it is without complicating things further. eventually we will have another one (i won't be able to resist!) but probably not until norah is 3 or 4. 

ANTICIPATING: fall fall fall fall FALL! don't get me wrong, i love summer and it's carefree style, tan skin, and warm nights but fall is my absolute favorite season. i live for it's cool sweater weather, pumpkin spice EVERYTHING and the gorgeous colors all around. it's so close! 

LISTENING TO: the middle east. i first heard the song "blood" a month or two ago and ever since then i've been hooked! they have such a gorgeous sound.

WORKING ON: organizing and cleaning out our room! in the corner of our room sits my desk with all my sewing and crafting supplies buried under mounds and mounds of STUFF. we've been here since april and i haven't sat at that desk once! it has become a catch-all for all the junk that ends up in our room. i'm in the process of going through all the piles and finding a home for everything. then i can actually bring my tools (which are living on a chair in the dining room at the moment. i've been sewing at the dining room table or on the floor. sad.) back upstairs and craft in my own space. i really can't wait for this to be done, it's so hard to create in a cluttered and cramped space.

WISHING: we were back in south jersey. this move has been pretty tough on us in more ways than one, and we're really missing our home. i know that we'll be back i just hope that it's sooner and not later! though i have to say that being able to stay home with norah for the past four months has been such a blessing. i've wanted this time with her since the day she was born. better late than never! 


inspired by danielle at sometimes sweet

10 comments:

  1. Hi! I just thought I'd let you know that I co-host a "currently" link up on Thursday's at www.harvetingkale.com. Feel free to come over and link your post up later this week if you'd like :)

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    1. cool, i'll definitely check it out! :)

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  2. That photo is so cute! I couldn't agree more about wanting it to be Fall already. I did a "Currently" post as well if you want to give it a go.

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

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    1. thanks naomi! checking your post out now :)

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  3. I totally have the baby fever too! Like you, I'm not ready for another yet - but the fever still burns :)

    As for potty training, I think the best thing to do is to let them take the lead. When they're ready and want to do it, rewards might not be necessary. If they help though, why not! What about stickers? Kale loved decorating his potty with stickers (and the walls, and the floor, and his body...).

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    1. haha norah loves putting stickers everywhere too! i'm still trying to think of non-edible things (i'm not thrilled on the idea of using food as a reward but we'll see). i thought stickers, bouncy balls (she's OBSESSED!) or maybe a small toy. other food suggestions were mini m&ms or mini marshmallows.

      as always.. when she goes i give her lots of praise and we do the "potty dance" (nothing like motherhood to really lose your dignity). maybe you're right, and she won't need a reward at all! ::fingers crossed::

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  4. I'm thinking a lot about fall. I can't wait. I think even more about having another baby. You're not alone! My girls are 26 months and are pretty much potty trained at this point. Stickers worked great for us.

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    1. it's so hard to resist the itch! now if babies could just be a little less cute we wouldn't have such a problem ;)

      thanks for the input about stickers. as she gets a little older and we get more consistent with training i'm going to try all of these suggestions. be on the lookout for a post on what works! hehe

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